A school headmaster has announced he will be stepping down after 14 years at the helm. 

Nicholas Weaver will leave his role as headteacher of Ipswich School in the summer, the school has confirmed. 

Chairman of governors Henry Staunton wrote to parents to confirm the search is now underway for a new person to take over.

Ipswich Star: He has been at the school for 14 yearsHe has been at the school for 14 years (Image: Ipswich School)

Mr Weaver said: “I love Ipswich School and have loved my time leading it, for nearly 14 years of its centuries of history.

"Together with some outstanding staff and wonderful pupils we have achieved a great deal, both academically and in the co-curriculum, providing a proper all-round education.

"Having achieved so many goals, I now feel that it is time for me to move on to something different and new. Although I will miss sharing the day to day joy of young people reaching great heights, I will be excited to see Ipswich School go from strength to strength in the next chapter of its long life in the town.”

The school recently featured in The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide for the eighth year in a row.